John created this artwork at age 17 while attending Paradise High School, where he served as art editor for the school’s literary magazine. He served as the MDA California State Goodwill Ambassador in 1985. Besides drawing by hand for many years, John also created computer artwork and won numerous blue ribbons at county and state fairs.
Jason created this drawing at age 11 at an MDA-sponsored art workshop in Los Angeles. He served as goodwill ambassador for MDA’s Los Angeles Chapter. This pen and ink drawing of a Japanese scene showing several villages with pagodas, samurai and kites in a mountainous landscape is done on blue-gray rice paper handmade by Jason.
James began creating computer art several years ago using the Fractal Design Painter programs, Corel Draw and Photoshop. He studied design at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield University and the Creative Art Workshop. His work appeared in the “National Association of Desktop Publishers Journal” and “Computer Graphics World” magazine.
Jose’s artwork was created in an MDA sponsored children’s art workshop held January 23, 1993, at the Arizona State University Art Building in Tempe. It has been shown in several exhibits and was featured in an MDA holiday card.
Complete and extremely encouraging findings from a phase 1b-2 trial of eteplirsen (AVI-4658), an exon skipping drug in development to treat a portion of the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) population, show the compound is safe and well-tolerated, and that it can significantly increase production of the needed dystrophin protein in recipients without eliciting an unwanted immune response.
A one-year, MDA-supported study comparing a weekend-only prednisone treatment schedule with a daily prednisone schedule in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) has found that the two treatment regimens provide about the same benefits and have approximately the same side-effect profile.